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Deluge as a brain for a DAWless setup? (vs Digitone) / sounds a bit thin?

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jameslondon74jameslondon74 LondonPosts: 4

hi! Considering purchasing a Deluge, would love some opinion,

I love what the Deluge can offer, and I'm trying to decide between a Digitone or a Deluge for the brain of a new DAWless hub (trying to get away from software). From what I've heard though, Deluge sounds rather thin - or is that just me? It sounds....limited. Not heard anyone do anything that sounds that beefy or substantial.

But as a starting point, this could be my choice. Looking at the effects though, any compression? Any overdrive/distortion? I feel like the Digitone might have the edge when it comes to the actual SOUND.

But the Deluge looks like it offers way more in terms of a brain. Song mode, unlimited tracks, huge polyphony... and so on. Ideally I'd like both! But can't afford that right now!

Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    o_oo_o Posts: 10
    edited September 7

    From what I've heard though, Deluge sounds rather thin - or is that just me? It sounds....limited. Not heard anyone do anything that sounds that beefy or substantial.

    Before you decide against the Deluge due to its sound, make sure to check these out 🙂

    That sounds beefy enough to my ears 🙂 but of course it's also a matter of taste.

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    jameslondon74jameslondon74 LondonPosts: 4

    Yeah that's great to hear, thank you. I haven't seen many people push the Deluge to that level.

    What functions / effects / sound design tools does it have to push it there? Overdrive? Compression? Etc?
    I love the sjidechaining aspect, and from the manual I see it has some distortion type effects, but does it have anything to add warmth, character and grit? You know - to push it...

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    PaulHPaulH NetherlandsPosts: 6

    I don't use the deluge much for it sound capabilities, but if you're going to expand to other gear in the future the deluge will be a great hub for its sequencing capabilitites, which in my opinion is already a good reason to choose it over the digitone.

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    knellknell United StatesPosts: 2

    the built in sound engine is just the icing on the cake, the sampler and sequencer alone make it worth it as a brain in a DAWless setup. 16 channel MIDI, CV, Gate, Line-In, Loops and Resamples, hard to ask for more.

    feed the audio out to a separate mastering panel if you really want to get fancy with extra compression etc, you can EQ and mix on board as well. or record each part of your song as a stem and master later on.

    for me “Saturation” is all the distortion i need, but you can also audio out to a pedalboard and then resample, really limitless

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